Today at the annual conference of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials, private, public and non-governmental bodies will be invited to make concrete commitments to help achieve a sustainable supply of raw materials for European industry.
This week the Vice President of the European Commission responsible for Industry and Entrepreneurship, Antonio Tajani, was in London for a meeting with representatives of the fashion and high-end industries. In the afternoon he held a master class at the London School of Economics.
As a concrete follow-up to a successful Mission for Growth to Peru in January this year, DG Enterprise's Director General will lead a technical mission to Peru between 2 and 5 December 2013. Moving to Chile on 6 December, discussions will focus on SMEs, raw materials and tourism.
In the second half of 2013, the European Commission launched a series of initiatives to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) perform better.